We help independent retailers grow their businesses and meet their goals.

We are experts at inventory planning and business management.
We offer this knowledge to our clients through both consulting services and software tools.

Our approach

Inventory Planning

With decades of experience, innovative technology, and trend forecasting, we lead clients to growth and profitability.

Retail Consulting

Whether you’re going through a business transition, or just need help meeting performance goals, our consultants can help.

Trend Forecasting

Our free monthly Retail Report includes exclusive apparel trends, and expert sales and marketing tips.

Sales Staff Training

Our comprehensive sales training program can turn your store into a finely-tuned sales organization, primed to sell.

We had a successful women’s wear business, but our menswear business had been falling off, so we engaged Blacks Consulting. Since working on this project with Blacks, I have thought more about my business and have been more excited about it than I have in years."

Store Owner, Connecticut

After working with Blacks, we were able to increase our sales without increasing our inventory levels. This is something we weren’t able to do on our own.

Menswear Client, Northeast, USA
At Blacks, we aren’t just fashion forward, we’re retail forward.

Our Clients

We specialize in serving better menswear and women’s wear retailers, but we also have a strong footing in outdoor apparel, streetwear, and fine jewelry. Our clients include both traditional brick-and-mortar retailers and successful e-tailers.

History & Management

Blacks was founded in 2005 by Steve Pruitt, a well-respected industry veteran with three decades of experience working with retailers across the United States. Steve’s passion and expertise in the retail apparel market ensures that Blacks keeps on top of the latest trends and technology in an effort to better serve its client base.

Our Partners

We work with various providers in the retail industry to give our clients more comprehensive results. Our partners include:

CS+M provides end-to-end sales training solutions.

Smyth Retail Systems are POS and merchandise management providers.

eMarketing Logic enables retailers to enhance their customer relationships through online marketing.

Patrick James Promotions helps retailers through fully funded promotional sales.

Grassroots Outdoor Alliance is a group of independent outdoor retailers.

We’re Hiring!

Blacks Retail has openings for 4 Retail Analysts in major markets. This is a commission position. For more information, questions or inquiries please contact: info@blksretail.com or call (781) 325-6751.